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Football, Football, Football, oh the La Veulta and the Ashes…

Dear Rouleurs,

Honestly, MMT’s mind has not been on cycling, at all. No it has been thoroughly preoccupied with the trials and tribulations of his beloved AFL team, Richmond. MMT is still trying to figure out how his team won enough games to be in the final to begin with. At one point, 3 of the team’s best 5 players were out injured. Richmond’s 4 time All Australian fullback, Alex Rance, has been absent the entire season with a knee injury.

Friday night’s Preliminary Final against Geelong is looking like a doozy. The Cats have lost their main forward Tom Hawkins due to a silly suspension. Richmond have a full strength, excluding Rance and Sydney Stack and an in form list to choose from. Richmond’s VFL side is in the VFL Grand Final having beaten Port Melbourne in the Preliminary Final.

The one gloomy cloud on an other wise promising horizon, is that MMT, wasn’t paying attention when the Grand Final ticket ballot was on and missed the brief 2 hour window to register for the ballot. Bother!!! Any how this is the maths that is occupying MMT’s time – will Richmond get past Geelong and will it be Collingwood or the GWS Giants they meet in the Grand Final.

Oh yeah, MMT mention that Primoz Roglic (tell me that his doesn’t sound like brand name for meat smallgoods, MMT digresses!!) riding for Jumbo-Visma, became the first Slovenian to win one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, La Vuelta. Also the Aussie cricket retained the Ashes but its paper thin batting, poor fielding and dreadful use of the DRS system cost it the final test at the Oval. Mere footnotes in history, if Richmond wins the flag in 2019.

Until next time, Go Tiges

MMT

Grand Final Jitters….

 

Dear Rouleurs,

OMG…MMT is still recovering from last Saturday night where the mighty Richmond Tigers despatched a star studded GWS Giants team.  Being at the MCG filled to the rafters with Richmond supporters, was an amazing experience.  The amount of noise being generated by some very one-sided barracking was deafening.  Apparently at its peak it reached 126 decibels which is in realm of jack hammers and jumbo jets.

The Richmond Grand Final week experience has been nothing short of amazing.  Here’s the short version.

Saturday 23rd September  – Richmond defeats GWS Giants by 36 points to reach the Grand Final for the first time since 1982.

Sunday 24th September – Richmond VFL loses to Port Melbourne by 4 points. Sam Lloyd is named best afield to win the Norm Goss Medal

Monday 25th September – Dustin Martin wins the 2017 Brownlow Medal.  Daniel Rioli wins Goal of the Year.  More importantly MMT receives a grand final ticket out of the ballot.  Trent Cotchin and Brandon Ellis avoid being rubbed out by the MRP.

Tuesday 26th September – Damian Hardwick is named 2017 AFL Coach of the Year.

Friday 29th September – Grand Final Parade

So celebrate this incredible run of Richmond achievement, MMT has posted a few photos from the Preliminary Final and from his lunchtime visit to Dusty Martin’s mural/Punt Road to celebrate the impending Grand Final.

   
   
   
   

Anyhow, that’s it from MMT. I’m off to the Grand Final which starts in about 2 and 1/2 hours. Go Tiges!!!!

Marv